Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age by Michael W. AppleOfficial Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age by Michael W. Apple

Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age

byMichael W. AppleEditorMichael W. Apple

Paperback | December 13, 1999

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A powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators, Official Knowledge analyzes the effects of conservative beliefs and strategies on educational policy and practice. Apple looks specifically at the conservative agenda's incursion into education through the curriculum, textbook adoption policies and the efforts of the private and business sectors to centralize its interests within schools. At the same time, however, he points out areas of hope for the future, showing how students and teachers have continued the struggle and are now successfully engaged in building more democratic education policies and practices. Finally, Apple writes in personal terms about his own teaching techniques and work with students which challenge some of the ideological and educational policies and practices of the Right.
Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the editor of the Critical Social Thought series (Routledge).
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Title:Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:December 13, 1999Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0415926149

ISBN - 13:9780415926140

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